Jim Wurm, Executive Director
In his 30 years of trade show
marketing and management, Jim Wurm has worked on both the show
management and exhibit services side of the business.
launched and organized trade shows throughout the U.S. and in
Europe, as has worked for I&D (now Nth Degree) as Director
of Marketing and National Sales Manager. Jim has created and
managed his own trade shows (CleanRooms and CleanRooms Europa),
and has served as Group Director of High Tech shows for Miller
Freeman, Inc.(at the time, the third largest show organizer in
Most recently, Jim has utilized his unique trade
show experiences for the development and management of the
Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association (EACA), a trade show
industry association dedicated to "raising the level of service
excellence on the showfloor."
Mark Mersky, Business Development Manager
Mark Mersky is responsible for new business development and sponsorship sales. Mersky brings 25+ years of successful, multi-platform media sales experience having led national & local market sales initiatives for companies including: A&E Television Networks, Time Warner Cable, Adlink / Los Angeles and Crain Communications / TelevisionWeek (now part of Advertising Age).
As VP Affiliate Ad Sales & Marketing for A&E & The History Channel, he was recognized for launching, developing and managing one of the industry’s top affiliate ad sales and marketing programs. Leading and working with a talented team of professionals, Mark’s local sales, promotion and account development initiatives helped cable MSO’s secure over $160 million (1999) annually in local revenues thus promoting A&E & The History Channel’s value as well as securing the company’s network distribution goals.
In addition to his advertising sales background, Mark has held senior positions in media marketing, sponsorship sales, client services & promotion. His client and agency servicing has included national and local initiatives with the top 25 cable television networks including ESPN, Discovery Networks, Comcast Networks, CNN, TNT along with Horizon Media, PHD NY, Media Storm and Wieden + Kennedy.
Mark has participated in over 50 industry trade show conferences and major exhibitions nationwide, e.g the NCTA - National Shows, The Western Shows, CTAM & CAB Annual Conferences.
Shauna Esterman, Membership Coordinator, EAC Registration
Lauren Simpson, Conference Coordinator